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Study Shows Children with Gay Parents Denied Equal Protections

By Sheryl Rentz on July 19, 2012

A new study entitled Securing Legal Ties for Children Living in LGBT Families: A State Strategy and Policy Guide details the current state laws that may put a child in the U.S. at risk and undermine their stability, according to a LGBTQNation.com report. Discriminatory parenting laws in more than 30 states may mean that a child being raised in an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) family will be a legal stranger to at least one of his or her parents. The report notes that this lack of legal recognition for LGBT families harms children and may threaten their ability to thrive. An estimated two million children are being raised by gay parents, and most live in states where they are excluded by family law. Read the rest »

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